The Imperial Castle in Cochem is more than just a castle! The old walls, which throne majestically over the Mosel River valley, are an invitation for every history and culture enthusiast to enjoy a beautiful afternoon in one the highest hill castles on the Mosel river.
Soaring over Cochem on a mighty crag, the largest castle on the Mosel charms the eye with its delicate bays and imposing battlements. The medieval castle, which was heavily damaged while in the possession of the electoral princes of Trier during a war of succession, was bought and lovingly restored in the neo-gothic style associated with German castle romanticism in the 19th century by the Counselor of Commerce Louis Ravené. Guests will be delighted by the impressive interiors of rooms such as the Knight’s Hall, the Dining Hall, the Trophy Room and the Bower.
In addition to guided tours in multiple languages, guests can come together for a medieval evening meal on Fridays and Saturdays The so-called “Knights’ Feast” is a four hour program complete with minstrels, maids and many a chance to laugh. It’s a local favorite for individuals, groups or even company Christmas parties. After a guided tour of the castle, the guests are brought to cellar halls for a rustic feast and immersed in medieval customs, practices and… even some medieval punishments! After enjoying wine, song and contests of knightly virtue, the evening climaxes with a knighting.